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DAN DARE Dealings

A first look at the upcoming TV series... as well as rumblings of a movie.

By Frank Kurtz     July 11, 2001
Source: BBC


Britain's DAN DARE, PILOT OF THE FUTURE TV series.
© 2001 Dan Dare Corp.

A promotional piece of artwork from the upcoming DAN DARE, PILOT OF THE FUTURE CG TV series was released this week as well as there being talk of what could happen with the venerable comic character's cinematic future.


While talking to the BBC, Colin Frewin of the Dan Dare Corporation spoke of redesigning the 50 year old character to appeal to today's youngsters, saying, "We market tested Dan with young people: the under-12s, under-11s, and under-13s... The minute we got to the point when they began to say, 'Dan is cool', we knew we had arrived."


He adds, "We have brought him completely up to date, the new millennium super-hero in the latest form of CGI animation.


"Dan is good looking, cool and always in control."


Still, the 26 episode series will draw from the past with familiar villains also being a part of the show, including Dan's arch foe, Mekon.


Meanwhile, should the series strike TV gold, there are already said to have been talks with Columbia to bring the property to the big screen.

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